VICTORIA CONCORDIA CRESCIT - ‘Victory through Harmony’
Our first coin in the series features the allegorical representation of Victory inspired from the classic and much-admired Victoria Memorial. She is depicted facing left, a victor’s palm held in her left hand, her right arm outstretched in triumph.
Victory is said to be the achievement of mastery, success and overcoming an enemy. A key virtue recognised in both Victoria’s and Elizabeth II’s reign holds a position at the very top of the Victoria Memorial monument. In gilded bronze stands a Winged Victory on a globe holding a victor’s palm. The victors palm represents victory, triumph and peace, a symbol originating from the Middle East.